Holly Thomas

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The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science

Why Some Snoozing Sessions Leave You Groggy While Others Help<p>There's an art to napping.<p>Studies have found different benefits—and detriments—to a nap's timing, duration and even effect on different people, depending on one's age and possibly genetics.<p>"Naps are actually more complicated than we …

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How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

The Psychiatric Drug Crisis

It’s been just over twenty-five years since Prozac came to market, and more than twenty per cent of Americans now regularly take mind-altering drugs prescribed by their doctors. Almost as familiar as brands like Zoloft and Lexapro is the worry about what it means that the daily routine in many …

Use "Active Listening" to Get What You Want in a Negotiation

Hostage negotiators have a tough job, and we can learn a lot about negotiation from how they do things on a daily basis. Over on Barking Up the Wrong …

Disused amusement park, somewhere in America.

Time, trees and entropy

Underwater Jesus

New meta-analysis checks the correlation between intelligence and faith

First systematic analysis of its kind even proposes reasons for the negative correlation.<p>More than 400 years before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, …

The legendary Mojave Phone Booth is back

760-733-9969. Those 10 digits might signify nothing to the masses, but to the digerati, however, they tell one of the great stories of the …

Human cells respond in healthy, unhealthy ways to different kinds of happiness

Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal, responding in ways that can help or hinder physical health, …

The Paradox of Wearable Technologies - MIT Technology Review

Ever talk to someone at a party or conference reception only to discover that he or she is constantly scanning the room, looking this way and that, …

How the Moon Messes With Your Sleep

We are all, quite literally, lunatics—and I mean that in the nicest way possible. It is the moon, after all, that is responsible for the <i>luna</i> part of …

10 YouTube Videos That Will Change How You Think

While you may think of YouTube as a place to check out the latest in funny animal videos, there’s a lot of content that caters to the brain rather …

Cleaner air linked to more hurricanes

Efforts to improve the quality of our air could be causing more hurricanes as a sideeffect, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Met Office established a direct link between levels of industrial pollution and the frequency of hurricanes in the North Atlantic.<p>For much of the 20th century, …